October???!? I guess I’ll be the eleventy-zillionth person in your blog or social feed to exclaim, How can it be October already?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you… that I am IN the 2016 Boston Marathon! Boy, did it come close… There was so much interest in the race this year, that time cutoff ended up 2:28 minutes below the official BQ standard for each age group. Which means that, with my 2:36 cushion, I squeaked in by 8 seconds. When you think that I could have lost that time at an aid station or walking for a bit, or with a porta-stop… I will never, ever again underestimate the importance of a second — or eight. A little confession, though: I ordered this Boston Qualifier tee from Adidas even before I knew for sure that I got in the race. I would have worn it with pride, regardless!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you… that last weekend I officially wrapped up my racing season. It went down in style, with a 3rd place overall finish at the See Jane Run triathlon. It felt hard and I was so, so tired and ready to cross that Finish line into the off-season! Now, I’m going to enjoy a few months of doing whatever the heck I want, just for fun! (As in, I will swim, bike and run with no purpose and agenda — just to meet with my tri-buds and because I love it!)
If we were having coffee, I would tell you… that I am running Ragnar Napa Valley this month, with Team Nuun! I am super-duper mega excited to run, ride, sleep (?) and repeat the beautiful 200 miles from San Francisco to Calistoga again, and with the support of a company whose product I love and use daily! Thank you, Nuun Hydration, for the opportunity, and I can’t wait to meet my van-mates and get going!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you… that I recently started reading Bowerman and the Men of Oregon: The Story of Oregon’s Legendary Coach and Nike’s Cofounder. I’m late to the party – the book came out years ago – but it’s fascinating, especially the parts describing how Bowerman developed his training methods. And I haven’t even gotten to the part where he is making the prototype Nike flats out of rubber melted in his wife’s waffle maker!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you… my dirty little secret: I hate pumpkin spice latte! I really do! I’m not a huge fun of pumpkin-spice anything, really, other than actual pumpkin. My dentist a couple of years ago discovered this the hard way, by using pumpkin-flavor paste to clean my teeth, without asking first if that’s OK. I hope she knows better now!
What would you tell me if we were having coffee together?
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